Weekly Release: UConn Sweeps Season-Opening Road Trip
Merrimack Splits Weekend Behind First Hat Trick From Rae
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Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Katelyn Rae of Merrimack

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: With 14 games this weekend but no Hockey East conference tilts, the WHEA went out of conference against unfamiliar foes ... UConn swept their weekend series against Union, with junior forward Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.) netting two goals in the series and sophomore defenseman Kayla Mee (Winnipeg, Man.) scoring the game-winner early in the third period on Saturday to secure the sweep. Junior goaltender Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Ont.) made 44 saves and had a .957 save percentage between the pipes for the Huskies ... Traveling for a pair of road games at St. Cloud State University, Merrimack began their second season as a varsity program with a series split, falling on Friday night, but rebounding Saturday behind sophomore Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.). Rae scored the first hat trick in Merrimack's program history and gave the Warriors the series split in a 4-1 victory. Freshman goaltender Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Que.) went the full 60 minutes in net and made 25 saves to help the Warriors get the win ... In New York, New Hampshire fell to Colgate in both games of their weekend pairing, but junior defenseman Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ont.) scored a career-high two goals in Saturday's contest ... The Friars fell in their home opener Saturday to Robert Morris, 3-2, and in the following game dropped another 3-2 decision ... Despite nine goals being scored between the two teams, Maine lost Friday (4-5) and was then shutout the following day, 3-0 to a highly ranked No. 3 Quinnipiac squad. Senior forward Morgan Sakundiak (Calgary, Alta.) scored two goals Friday for the Black Bears, but Maine was unable to complete the comeback ... The Boston College Eagles skated to a 3-3 draw with Minnesota Duluth Friday night and the Eagles were edged out the following day, 5-2. Freshman Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.) potted a goal in each of the two outings, her first two as a collegiate player ... Northeastern dropped both of their games against St. Lawrence to open the regular season at home, falling 5-0 on Friday and 6-5 on Saturday.